Britain's most police-harrassed publishing house is now on the Internet. Take a look at the Savoy Books homepage, and make up your own mind.

One thing we'd never realised - their company is named after the Savoy magazine, founded by Arthur Symons and Leonard Smithers.

Meanwhile, let us never forget that Britain still has forms of censorship long gone in more modern countries.

SNAKESKIN's regular readers will know about the lingering effects of the ages-old blasphemy legislation. A poem by James Kirkup was banned by the courts from publication in Britain back in the 1970's - and websites that have publicised it recently have been subject to police pressure and investigation. Jaimes Alsop publishes a full and fascinating dossier on the poem. It voices a Roman soldier's homosexual passion for the dead Christ, so please don't read on if that sort of thing is likely to upset you.
Two poets who discovered the poem through following SNAKESKIN's links have contributed poems that express their reactions to it:

Richard Napier
On Reading 'A Love That Dares Not Speak its Name' by James Kirkup

Ernest Slyman
The Holy Cuckoldry